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Thursday, April 5, 2018

A - Z Indian Street Food ~ D for Dahi Batata Puri / Dahi Batata Sev Puri

The man of the house wanted some dabeli for letter “D’ while I wanted to explore daulat ki chaat. Unexpectedly, my little one out of no where decided that she deserves to be mentioned in this post. Her reason being  that I haven’t written about her recently on my blog and instead of her father, I should have mentioned about her in the introductory post of this street food series. It was kinda surprising to hear that since she neither cares about what I cook nor volunteers to eat even the basic meals of the day. She barely can handle spicy foods and chaats, therefore doesn't top her favorite foods' list. She suggested to showcase her one and only favorite chaat which happens to be dahi batata puri or dahi batata sev puri that she enjoys without the spicy green chutney. I obliged and so, here is the delicious dahi puri for the alphabet 'D' which is enjoyed by many across India.

Dahi is yogurt in Hindi, batata is potato, sev is the fried chickpea flour strings and puri / golgappe is the puffed bread. (I fried the ready-made discs sold for puris.) Vegetables paired with spicy, tangy and sweet flavors of the chutneys and balanced with the right amount of sweet yogurt and spice powders - all stuffed in a bite sized puffed bread and are garnished with crunchy sev and flavorful cilantro. That is Mumbai's dahi batata puri, bursting with flavors in a nut shell. One whole puri with all the stuffings and garnishes is  popped into mouth and savored.
2 medium sized potatoes - peeled, cubed and boiled
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, finely chopped
About 25 golgappa puris
Coriander – mint chutney
Sweet date tamarind chutney
1 cup full fat yogurt
Chaat masala to taste
Black salt to taste
Cumin powder to taste
Chili powder to taste
Finely minced cilantro
Fine sev to garnish

* Whisk the yogurt lightly and keep it aside. 
* Gently tap the top the puri shells and break the tops to form receptacles for the stuffing. 
* Fill a puri with little amount of potatoes, tomatoes and onion. 
* Sprinkle a few pinches of spice powders if preferred. Pour chutneys as much as preferred. 
 * Next spoon in yogurt over the top of chutneys and sprinkle the spice powders. 
 * Top the puri with lots of sev and cilantro.
* Repeat the steps with the remaining puris.
* You can arrange 7 or a preferred number of puris on each serving plate. Assemble and serve them immediately or they will turn soggy. 

So far, on this series, 
A for Aloo Kabli

B for Bajra Vada
C for Chooda Matar

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 87


Unknown said...

wow so sweet of your kid to say that and such a wonderful chaat to treat your lil one.. This is such an mild version of chaat looks amazing No doubt any not so spicy food lover will relish :) I am big spicy food lover but this chaat is calling me suma , wonderful presentation, they look addictive !!

vaishali sabnani said...

These chats are amazing and I start drooling over them. I like the use of the disc pooris, it is quick and one can make them anytime. lovely clicks and one of my favorite street foods.

Gayathri Kumar said...

I love any chat with puris, and this one with dahi looks absolutely inviting. I just love to finish off the whole platter..

Pavani said...

That is such an inviting plate of chaat Suma. I can see myself popping a few in the mouth just in the name of taste testing. It is nice to read about your daughter and she must be pleased that you posted one of her favorite dishes on the blog.

Harini R said...

Very tempting one. Thanks to your little one. Our favorite one without frills. Whenever I don't have the time or patience to make the pani for pani puri, then we get to enjoy the dry version in this form.

Sandhiya said...

Dahi Batata Puri looks super delicious, i'm in for any kind of dahi chaat, it's been a long time since i had this kind of chaat. It's too tempting !!!

Padmajha said...

The kiddo surely needs a mention as her favorite chaat looks extremely delicious esp the one with the filling and green chutney in it! Super selection for the alphabet Suma!

Srividhya said...

Whatever kids like, we need to go for that always. :-) Good one. Between Daulat ki chaat is on my list too. Every time I read about it, I keet it aside... So much for that romantic chaat... one day lets do it.

Sharmila kingsly said...

yummy dahi batata puri.. Sometimes our little ones will always surprise us with so many things..No wonder she asked for a mention :)

Priya Suresh said...

My mouth is just watering here, cant resist to those alluring puris, they are damn pretty addictive definitely.

Srivalli said...

Even I was wondering about this amiss while reading your intro post, now I know the reason and its really so sweet of your daughter to share this absolute delicious chat!..so wonderfully done!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

This used to be my mother's favorite chat. She loves all the dahi based chaat and she would add it to any that does not have. Love this to the core and I feel like grabbing some now.

cookingwithsapana said...

That is a totally sinful looking chat and same pinch I posted gol gappe today. So nice of your daughter to come up with such tempting recipe.

Kalyani said...

You kid’s favourite ! Mine too :) the right amount of Dahi Puri makes it so flavourful as this one is hard to resist

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Hope your daughter is happy now that u have mentioned about her in the post!! 😊 I love love love this puri ! I would happily pop the whole plate in my mouth!!

Mayuri Patel said...

While I'll patiently wait for the daulat chaat on your blog, fulfilling a little one's wish is of uttermost importance. The dahi batata puri looks so tempting. I especially love your single puri shots.